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Weimaraner

(vī`mərä'nər, wī`mərā'–), breed of large, muscular sporting dogsporting dog,
classification used by breeders and kennel clubs to designate dogs bred for pointing, flushing, and retrieving game. These dogs hunt by air scent—as opposed to most hounds, which are ground scenters—and their quarry is primarily game birds.
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 developed in Germany in the early 19th cent. It stands between 23 and 27 in. (58.4–68.6 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs between 55 and 85 lb (25–38.6 kg). Its short, smooth coat ranges in color from mouse-gray to silver-gray. The tail is docked to approximately 6 in. (15.2 cm). Although originally they hunted game such as wildcats, wolves, deer, mountain lions, and bears, the dwindling population of these animals in Germany led the Weimaraner to be bred increasingly for upland bird hunting. Today it is used as both bird dog and water retriever. See dogdog,
carnivorous, domesticated wolf (Canis lupus familiaris) of the family Canidae, to which the jackal and fox also belong. The family Canidae is sometimes referred to as the dog family, and its characteristics, e.g.
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Winnie, a beautiful, grey hair weimaraner is now two years old and has grown to be a wonderful companion for the entire family and indeed those in the neighborhood.
The weimaraner breed is one of the best pets you can have for your family.
Our Weimaraners tend to be dynamos that some less experienced hunters and dog owners might find a little harder to train and to handle.
One thing I learned from these unwanted hunting experiences is that my Weimaraners could be taught by using the e-collar to stay away from big game.
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Young, who breeds Weimaraners, holds a lofty spot in the rarefied dog show world.
Other weimaraners joining the Wegman family include Batty, Crooky, Chundo and Chip who appear in fantastic photographs, enchanting children's books such as Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood, hilarious videos, Alphabet Soup and Fay's 12 Days of Christmas, and films, The Hardly Boys in Hardly Gold.
CAUGHT on camera enjoying a cosy snooze are Weimaraners, Zelda and Xena.
Elaine and Rex White were horrified when they returned from a trip to the shops to find their Weimaraners lying unconscious in front of their burning home.
30pm yesterday, where the four Weimaraners were trapped.
Jake, a seven-year-old Weimaraner, wolfed down four of the tasty treats whole, unbeknown to his oblivious owner.